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Panasonic Introduces 2 New Compacts With 4K Video & Plenty Of Zoom

Panasonic's latest travel cameras offer a decent amount of reach and 4K video in compact bodies.

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Panasonic Lumix TZ80 Hands On (3)
 

 

Panasonic has expanded its presence in the travel compact market with the introduction of 2 new TZ compacts that combine powerful zooms with 4K video in small but sturdy bodies. Both cameras, which are expected to arrive in the spring, are on display at this year's CES where ePHOTOzine got hands-on with both new products. 

 

Panasonic Lumix TZ100 Black (9)
 

Lumix DMC-TZ100

The Lumix TZ100 offers a 10x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 25-250mm in 35mm terms, with a bright f/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end of the lens. The camera features the same 1inch BSI CMOS sensor that's found in the FZ1000 and as mentioned, it captures 4K 3840x2160 video at 25 fps in MP4; as well as high-resolution Full HD 1,920x1080 50p videos in AVCHD.

A built-in 4K Photo function means users can extract an 8-megapixel still from 4K video (30fps) and the recently announced Post-Focus feature is also available. 

The Panasonic Lumix TZ100 offers full manual controls, in-camera raw processing, a Live View Finder and WiFi. Plus, there's a 3inch touchscreen on the back, 5 AXIS HYBRID O.I.S, 10fps Bust Shoot mode and the option to capture images without touching the camera via the Panasonic Image App. 

The TZ100 features a metal body that is available in black or silver, with the silver model featuring red details. There is also a matching leather case to go with each colour of camera.

 

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 (2)
 

Lumix DMC-TZ80 

The Lumix TZ80 is an update to the TZ70 and features an 18Mp sensor, 30x optical zoom lens and electronic viewfinder. The same 4K video shooting capabilities found in the TZ100 are built in as too is the Post-Focus technology and 4K Photo function. 

The Panasonic Lumix TZ80 features a 3inch touch screen, 0.2inch EVF, 10fps Bust Shoot mode, full wireless control and various manual settings. 

 

Pricing And Availability 

The Panasonic Lumix TZ80 will have a RRP of £359, and will be available to purchase mid-February 2016 while the Panasonic Lumix TZ100 is priced at £529 (RRP) and will be available from March 2016.

 

From Panasonic: 

 

The new LUMIX DMC-TZ80 – A new perspective for travel photography

Panasonic has today unveiled a new addition to its travel zoom range, the LUMIX DMC-TZ80. The camera’s small and sturdy build means it fits easily into a pocket, and at less than 300g it won’t weigh you down on your next adventure.

The new TZ model manages to pack outstanding performance and a host of practical features into its lightweight chassis. The 18M sensor is ideal for taking high quality photos in all conditions, and its 4K capability means that your favourite travel memories can be recorded in stunning detail. What’s more, the LUMIX DMC-TZ80 also features a 30x Zoom LEICA lens, so you’ll never be out of range for that perfect holiday shot.

Colour, clarity and powerful zoom
The camera incorporates an 18M high sensitivity MOS sensor, allowing you to capture even the finest details of your travels. Whether taking pictures on a sunny beach or during a candlelit dinner for two, the LUMIX DMC-TZ80’s exceptional low light performance ensures crisp, clear and natural results with minimal noise. The sensor complements a powerful Venus engine to reproduce breathtaking colour that remains accurate to the composition you saw through the lens.

The LUMIX DMC-TZ80’s outstanding optical capability is underpinned by a high-end LEICA lens with 30x Zoom (24-720mm), for performance that far outweighs its compact body. The camera allows you to get closer to the action, without disturbing the subject – perfect for pictures and videos of wildlife, or more natural shots of friends and family.
 

 

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 Silver (3)


Capture those perfect moments in stunning 4K
The LUMIX DMC-TZ80’s 4K video capability enables you to record and relive all those special moments in the very highest quality. With four times the resolution of Full HD, videos reproduce the breathtaking colour and detail of every scene, an experience second only to being there in person.
The camera offers smooth, high quality video recording in 4K 3840x2160 at 25 fps in MP4, as well as high-resolution Full HD 1,920x1,080 50p videos in AVCHD.

Panasonic has also utilised 4K to help take photo accuracy to a new level. For the first time in a travel camera, Panasonic’s 4K Photo function allows you to extract an 8-megapixel still from 4K video (30fps) with amazing precision. The feature provides the perfect solution for capturing those fleeting moments, whether it’s timing the kids jumping into a pool or a dolphin breaching the waves.  

Another new addition to the LUMIX TZ range is the Post-Focus feature, which allows you to select the focal point of your picture, even after it’s taken.  The LUMIX DMC-TZ80’s outstanding autofocus capability calculates the distance between the camera and the subject, capturing the optimal focus for 49 individual areas within each frame. Once the photo is taken, you simply select the precise area you want to focus on – for example your family in the foreground, or the stunning scenery behind them. What’s more, with the option to export multiple photos from a single shot, you’ll never have to choose between the two.

Hone your camera skills
If you’re looking to develop your photographic skills, the LUMIX DMC-TZ80 provides extensive and easy-to-use manual settings. A dedicated Control Ring gives smooth control of settings such as zoom, aperture and shutter speed, allowing you to concentrate on lining up the prefect shot. Similarly, a 3.0-inch 1040k-dot touch screen makes navigating menus and selecting your preferred setting incredibly quick and easy, even in bright sunlight.  
Share your memories

Once you’ve selected your favourite holiday snaps on the LUMIX DMC-TZ80, you can share them with friends and family with the press of a button. Simply connect to a smartphone or tablet to share your pictures on social media, attach them to an email or view remotely on a bigger screen.

Additional features

  • 0.2-inch 1,166k-dot Electronic View Finder
  • 1/2.3” High Sensitivity MOS
  • 5 AXIS HYBRID Optical Image Stabilisation
  • Contrast Auto Focus with DFD Technology
  • 10fps Bust Shoot mode (full resolution – 5fps with AF)
  • Face / eye tracking AF
  • Full wireless control and shooting via the Panasonic Image App
     

 

Panasonic Lumix TZ80 Silver (4)

 

The new LUMIX DMC-TZ100 – Raising the bar for compact travel cameras

Panasonic has today launched the new LUMIX DMC-TZ100, a premium compact travel camera that boasts performance typically associated with expensive interchangeable lens models. Despite the camera’s small size, the latest addition to the LUMIX TZ range combines a host of features and a powerful 10x zoom to make it the perfect travel companion for even the most demanding photographers and videographers.

A large 1-inch MOS sensor, one of the biggest of any camera in its class, combines with Panasonic’s Venus engine to capture consistently bright and beautiful images wherever your travels take you. With innovative features such as 4K Photo and Post-Focus, it’s never been easier to capture the exact frame that you imagined when looking through the lens. What’s more, with simple controls and connectivity, you can share your adventure with friends and family at the press of a button.

Capture you travels in outstanding quality
The 1-inch sensor’s large pixels are capable of capturing more light, resulting in shots that look crisp, clear and natural, even when shooting at high ISO such as at dusk and dawn. The Venus engine also provides unrivalled colour accuracy for a travel camera – the unique hues, saturation and luminosity of a multi-coloured sunset for example, are individually processed and carefully adjusted to reproduce breathtakingly authentic results.

The LUMIX DMC-TZ100 is the first in its series to incorporate a F2.8-5.9 LEICA DC lens, which allows you to achieve true-to-life images with stunning depth of field. The lens also features a versatile 10x zoom range of 25mm-250mm (35mm camera equivalent), making it ideal for shooting birds and other elusive wildlife.

In addition to stunning photo quality, the camera also provides 4K video recording capability that fits easily into your pocket.

 

Panasonic Lumix TZ100 Silver Red (1)
 


The LUMIX DMC-TZ100 offers smooth, high quality video recording in 4K 3840x2160 at 25 fps in MP4; as well as high-resolution Full HD 1,920x1080 50p videos in AVCHD. With four times the resolution of Full HD, the resulting 4K video brings the sights and sounds of your travels to life, just as you remember capturing it.

Achieve professional quality results, every time
As well as recording high resolution videos, the camera’s 4K capability also enables you to capture accurate photos like never before. For the first time in a travel camera, Panasonic’s 4K Photo function allows you to extract an 8-megapixel still from 4K video (30fps) with total control and precision, so even fleeting moments of action can be captured and enjoyed for a lifetime.  

Another new addition to the LUMIX TZ range is the Post-Focus feature, which allows you to choose the focal point of any picture, even after it’s taken. The LUMIX DMC-TZ100’s 0.1s Light Speed Auto Focus and Depth from Defocus (DFD) capability combine to calculate the distance between the camera and the subject, capturing optimal focus for 49 individual areas within each frame. Once the photo is taken, you can then manually select the exact area you want to focus on – from the minutiae of your subject’s eye, to an individual bird as a flock takes flight. What’s more, from a single photo you can export multiple shots with different focal points.

In complete control of your creativity
With such a wide array of advanced functions and controls, the LUMIX DMC-TZ100 has been designed for fast and practical usability. The Live View Finder (LVF) features 1,166K-dot resolution, as well as LVF AF that detects when you’re about to take a shot. The camera also provides extensive manual controls so you can put your photography skills to the test, including dedicated physical rings and dials for settings such as zoom, aperture, shutter speed, manual focus and ISO level.

Share your memories
Once you’ve captured an array of beautiful photos and video, the LUMIX DMC-TZ100 makes it fast and simple to share them with friends and family. Combining WiFi and QR code connectivity, it is easy to connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet, allowing you to post to social media almost as soon as they’ve been recorded.

Additional features

  • 3.0inch 1,040k dot touch screen
  • 5 AXIS HYBRID O.I.S and Level Shot functions
  • 10fps Bust Shoot mode (full resolution – 5fps with AF)
  • Face / eye tracking AF
  • In-camera RAW data development
  • Wide Panorama function
  • Full wireless control and shooting via the Panasonic Image App

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Photographs taken using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80

The Knife AngelRed Squirrel on the bird feeder in Threave GardensShafts of sunlightRed Squirrel2016-11-14 @ 9:35pmShoveller shovelling

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Comments


mitchellhatpeg 18 205 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2016 6:34PM
Hooray for the TZ100... After over a decade the first replacement for the Minolta Dimage A1...a compact camera with a reasonable sized sensor, AND a good all- round lens!

Hopefully reviews will confirm the usual high standard of performance you can expect from Panasonic, and then I will be right in there! Smile
josa 9 25 Czech Republic
9 Jan 2016 7:06PM
Looks like a great travel camera. Let's wait for the tests.

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